Membership & Education
How to become a CIA member: qualifications, enrolment procedures, and professional development requirements.
The CIA is excited to announce that we are developing a new made-in-Canada system that will make the Canadian actuarial profession more flexible, attractive, and accessible, by:
- Including new, incredible opportunities for innovation in core aspects of the profession, such as predictive analytics, while maintaining the core technical education that serves the public interest.
- Leveraging technology for virtual learning and assessment.
- Focusing on the development of business and leadership competencies.
- Providing innovative fellowship options to emerging areas of practice such as banking.
Over the coming months, new qualification pathways will be defined to accommodate all potential members, including candidates for membership in the CIA, current ACIAs on their way to Fellowship, and actuaries in Canada and elsewhere who hold another actuarial credential but have not yet joined the CIA community.
At this time, the current education system remains in place and candidates can continue to follow the usual pathway to CIA membership:
*This graphic shows the conventional route for becoming a member. For alternatives, including mutual recognition agreement and affiliate routes, see Associate
, or Affiliate
.Please refer to this important information regarding the Predictive Analytics (PA) Exam requirement deadlines
Canadian Candidate Page on Society of Actuaries Website
A Canadian candidate page is available on the Society of Actuaries (SOA) website for CIA members and candidates in the SOA education system. The page consolidates the important information regarding SOA education that is required for CIA Associate (ACIA) and Fellow (FCIA) membership.